Maximum style: Marvellous maxi skirts to shop now

Ellie Goodman

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4 August 2022

A truly versatile summer staple, invest in a maxi skirt now and you’ll wear it for seasons to come

4 August 2022 | Ellie Goodman | If you purchase something via our website, we may earn an affiliate commission.

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s summer shows no sign of slipping away early this year, we’re reconsidering our seasonal skepticism and adding a few more summer essentials to our sartorial rotation, and top of the list is an airy maxi skirt. A true staple of summer style, maxi skirts allow you to keep cool without baring all, offer far more modesty than mini skirts and shorts, while looking just as chic, and are one of those rare pieces that can be worn almost anywhere; from beach to bar, office to off license, private jet to picnic in the park. You get the gist. And for SS22, designers have really gone for it, maximising their maxi game with bright abstract prints and bohemian florals in soft silks and airy linens ideal for warmer weather.

So, whether you’re sailing away into the sun, or planning a staycation in your usual stomping ground, these are the best maxi skirts to invest in right now…

Chloé x MyTheresa tie-dye maxi skirt

Exclusive to MyTheresa, and featuring a digitally printed Shibori tie-dye pattern, Chloé’s breezy linen maxi skirt is ideal for sweltering summer days. Style yours with a crisp white T-shirt, your favourite beach bag, and a pair of fresh white trainers.

Chloé tie-dye print linen maxi skirt, £1,605, mytheresa.com

 
 

Faithfull the Brand floral-print maxi skirt

No summer wardrobe would be complete without at least one piece from B Corp-certified Faithfull the Brand. Hand-dyed by Balinese artisans, this flowy, floral maxi skirt is cut from European flax and Oeko-Tex100-certified linen. Pair with the coordinating top and a pair of slinky sandals.

Faithfull the Brand Danita floral-print linen maxi skirt, £249, net-a-porter.com

Galvan abstract print maxi skirt

Known for its streamlined silhouettes and pared-back aesthetic, Galvan has broken the mould with this maxi skirt. Featuring an abstract print in black and orange, with a flared silhouette and pleat detailing, it’s effortlessly feminine without being prissy.

Galvan abstract-print maxi skirt, £721, farfetch.com

 
 

Me + Em paisley flared maxi skirt

Cut from recycled satin, this flared maxi skirt from Me + Em is designed to flatter without hugging your hips. An invisible side zip makes for a seamless silhouette, while the brand’s bespoke Grand Paisley print is sure to turn heads wherever life takes you. Complement the colour-pop shades of this skirt with bright accessories in summery corals and forest greens.

Grand Paisley-print flared maxi skirt, £165, meandem.com

Miu Miu linen maxi skirt

Over the last few months, Miu Miu has become somewhat synonymous with micro-mini skirts, thanks to the runaway success of its workwear-inspired skirt set, which did the rounds on every It girl from Paris to Peckham. Marking a change of direction for the brand, this high-rise maxi, cut from 100 per cent linen, leaves behind the embellishments and barely-there silhouettes we’ve come to expect from Miu Miu, instead making for a clean, timeless aesthetic that you’ll return to for seasons to come.

Miu Miu high-rise linen maxi skirt, £860, mytheresa.com

 
 

Nina Ricci satin maxi skirt

Cut in a semi-sheer satin, this abstract-print maxi skirt from Nina Ricci is cut with a slit at the rear for ventilation and ease of movement. Sleek and stylish, its mid-rise waistline and simple silhouette let the pattern do all the talking. We’ll be wearing ours in winter with a black mock-neck and a pair of chunky Chelsea boots.

Nina Ricci parachute-print satin maxi skirt, £585, farfetch.com

Paco Rabanne floral maxi skirt

This pretty Paco Rabanne maxi skirt is rendered in a playful print inspired by Indian florals. Easy and elegant, with a clean drape and button-up fastening at the side, it’s ideal for balmy summer evenings, especially when paired with a pair of platform sandals.

Paco Rabanne floral-print maxi skirt, £470, mytheresa.com

 
 

Pink City Prints maxi skirt

For SS22, Pink City Prints has brought back its beloved Rah Rah skirt in an intricate indigo floral print. Crafted from organic cotton and hand screen-printed in Jaipur by local artisans, it features a flattering elasticated waist and a tiered skirt for easy-breezy summer style.

Indigo floral Rah Rah skirt, £120, pinkcityprints.com

Victoria Beckham lace-print maxi skirt

Go sleek and sexy in this silky slip maxi skirt by Victoria Beckham. Digitally printed with a peach lace design, this high-rise, floor-length skirt is cut from 100 per cent silk, with a flattering elasticated waistline and artfully draped silhouette. Take style cues from Posh Spice herself and style with a crisp white Oxford shirt and a pair of mid-heel mules.

Victoria Beckham lace-print silk slip maxi skirt, £820, farfetch.com

 
 

Zimmermann tiered floral maxi skirt

Zimmermann nails hyper-feminine summer style with this tiered floral maxi skirt – but what else would you expect from the Australian boho brand? Cut from a soft 100 per cent ramie muslin, with frothy tiers and a shell-embellished draw cord, this high-rise maxi is your next summer staple. Pair with a sweet broderie Anglaise top and your favourite pair of shades for an effortless holiday look.

Zimmermann Jude tiered floral-print ramie muslin maxi skirt, £595, matchesfashion.com

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